You have to hand it to Lydia...
13/10/83 (Peter Powell & Richard Skinner)
Roman Holliday – “Motormania” (47)
Maybe this should have been on the previous show? Anyway, it was their final hit and got no further than number 40.
Tracey Ullman – “They Don’t Know” (2) (video)
At its peak. Babee.
Black Lace – “Superman (Gioca Jouer)” (12)
Went up three more places. But edited out of the 7.30 showing.
Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Dear Prudence” (3) (video)
Their second and final top ten hit now at its peak.
George Benson – “In Your Eyes” (7) (video)
His third and final top ten hit, also now at its peak.
Bucks Fizz – “London Town” (37)
Became their first single not to make the top 30 when it peaked at number 34. But also an edit victim of the early showing.
Lydia Murdock – “Superstar (Billie Jean)” (30)
A song about being a character from another song! Could have made a great concept album, that idea. It was her only hit though, peaking at number 14.
Lionel Richie – “All Night Long (All Night)” (16) (video)
At last a challenger for Culture Club, but this first track from the massive number one album, Can't Slow Down, peaked at number 2.
Culture Club – “Karma Chameleon” (1) (video)
Fourth week at number one.
Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – “Say Say Say” (25) (audience dancing/credits)
Another challenger for the top spot appears, but again number 2 was its peak.
Tonight's BBC1 schedule
Next is October 20th 1983.